The love of wisdom, from which the term “philosophy” is derived, includes both a theoretical and practical component. To love wisdom is to do more than just learn certain propositions in the abstract sense. It crucially requires an act of will – a personal commitment to shape one’s life in ways that reflect what is true and good. As an instructor, my teaching incorporates both of these elements. I seek to educate the whole person. I teach not merely so that my students can know what this-or-that theory is, or what other people thought in the past, but so that they can become better people.
[Full version of teaching philosophy]
- University of Arkansas Grantham
- HU 260 – Strategies for Decision Making (online / designed).
- GU 101 – Student Success (online).
- GU 299 – General Education Capstone (online).
- PL 401 – Philosophy of Science and Technology (online).
- PL 301 – Practical Philosophy (online).
- PL 201 – Introduction to Philosophy (online / designed).
- HU 410 – Ideas that Changed the World (online / designed).
- CA 408 – Research Methods (online).
- CA 499 – Professional Strategies (online).
- ET 100 – Engineering and Ethics (online).
- Park University
- PH 221 – Ethics and Society.
- PH 102 – Introduction to Ethical Thinking.
- PH 103 – Fundamentals of Logic
- Florida Gulf Coast University
- PHI 1000 – Introduction to Philosophy.
- PHI 2000 – The History of Ideas (designed).
- SLS 1501 – Effective Learning.
- Florida SouthWestern State College
- PHI 2600 – Ethics.
- PHI 2010 – Introduction to Philosophy.